Website Built? 6 Major Web Design Tips to Protect You
So you decided you need a
website and you need to hire someone to make it. Well lookout! You
need to be very careful. To stay with a reasonable budget and good
service, please follow the following 6 steps to protect yourself.
1} Customer Service: This is
the most important step. Make sure you can always talk to a real
person. If you have to keep using a web support form and phone
messages. Then move on. Web design needs real people to create it,
and if you cannot talk anytime you want, then your doing business
with the wrong company.
2} Domain Registration: Make
sure the company you pick can buy and maintain your domain. Make
sure they know how to set it up correctly for your new website and
they make sure it gets renewed every year.
3} Web Hosting: Every website
needs to be hosted. Does your design company have their own
servers? Many do not. Its always nice to only call, or contact one
company to handle your web design needs and your hosting and Email
4} Web Design: Websites do not
need to cost you a second mortgage. Most of the time, a simple site
is all you need. But many designers build sites as they see it.
They normally do not think about how the site needs to perform for
the search engines and clients with slow internet connections. A
good designer will use basic technology and will be aware of the
search engine needs.
5} Web Maintenance and Updates:
This can be a killer. Make sure your design company includes
updates and changes in their package, or you can be nickeled and
dimed to death at 40 to 80 dollars an hour. Look out for gimmicks
and games. Find a company that truly wants to be your full website
provider, including changes.
6} Web Marketing: This is just
as important as customer service. You can pay as much as you like
for a website, but it is useless without traffic. Make sure your
design company builds a good marketable website for you and provide
you the services you need to get your site submitted to the search
engines. They may also have programs to help with web pay
You need to ask every web
design company about the 6 items above and how much they cost. A
truly good web design company will have all 6 items to their
package. If not, you will be facing a web design nightmare.
For any questions about the
services above, feel free to visit
http://www.nwcustommarketing.com . Or email
firstname.lastname@example.org at 541-390-8128.